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Put some vroom in your Zoom April 7

We’ve all been in more Zoom sessions than we can count by now, so there’s no mystery in connecting with others through Zoom for meetings and discussion. But that doesn’t mean we’re all experts or that we’re using Zoom for maximum benefit.

  • What’s the most efficient way to schedule meetings and send out invitations?
  • What is the best way to manage large meetings where everyone wants to talk at once?
  • How do you control who can talk, share video, or share screens in large groups?
  • How do you set up polls in Zoom?
  • How do you make Zoom engaging?
  • How do I record a session so people can watch it back later?
  • How can I use Zoom for drop-in office hours?

Whether you want to know all of the above, get your own questions answered, or learn how to make it look like you are “zooming in” from the beach or outer space, join Education Resources Teaching and Learning experts Dr. Richard Van Eck and Dr. Adrienne Salentiny for a short, focused, and informal session (with Q & A):

Tuesday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at

See below for an expanded list of the main topics we’ll highlight during this session, but don’t worry: this is the informal 30,000-foot view, and there will be LOTS of time to ask your own questions.

  • When NOT to use Zoom!
  • Changing all your default settings
  • Scheduling meetings and inviting people
  • Controlling participant cameras and microphones as host
  • Recording for later viewing
  • Those cool background pictures for your camera!
  • “Raising your hand” to take turns speaking
  • Provide nonverbal feedback (icons for clapping, go slower, go faster)
  • Using the chat pod to send messages and files
  • Sharing your screen
  • Using the whiteboard
  • Active learning with Zoom, including polls, fishbowl technique, and breakout sessions
  • Q & A: your burning questions answered!

Drop in and out as you see fit—no RSVP required. Hope to see you there!